[vcf-midatlantic] Need a couple AUI cables - building 10base-5 LAN

Steven Michelsen stevenm at optonline.net
Wed Jun 29 17:23:35 EDT 2016

I believe I have a sack full of that stuff somewhere.  I am unable to look for it until Sunday.  If you don't hear from me by Tuesday or so write me direct at stevenm at optonline.net

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From: Duane via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> 
Date: 06/29/2016  1:52 PM  (GMT-07:00) 
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Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Need a couple AUI cables - building 10base-5 LAN 

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From: Jim Scheef via vcf-midatlantic
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 4:30 PM
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Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] Need a couple AUI cables - building 10base-5 LAN

Hello all,
Please forgive my infrequent lurking. For those who do not know me (most of 
you) I'm the guy who helps Kelly in the consignment room at VCF-E each year.
I've decided to build a 10base-5 LAN segment in my basement. Right now I'm 
in the collecting the parts stage and need 2 or 3 AUI cables no more than 2 
meters long. They must have that arcane DB-15 connector with the sliding 
I also need two N-connector terminators (50 ohm, of course).
So far I have a three short lengths of real ether hose with N-connectors and 
three Cabletron ST-500 transceivers (2 more would be nice). Unfortunately 
these have a BNC connector where the vampire tap should be, so I'm working 
on that.
In the meantime, some short, good AUI cables would be a big boost. I will be 
happy to pay reasonable price plus shipping. Anyone?

Longer term, would it not be cool if our museum had a working 10base-5 LAN 
hanging from the rafters providing connectivity between the Vaxen, PDPs and 
other period machines? Maybe even to the inter-tubes!


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